Monthly Archives: August 2010

Is This the Beginning of the End for Killer Whale Shows?

This past week we have seen a number of developments that may spell the end for the marine mammal park “entertainment” industry as we now know it. SeaWorld, Orlando finds itself under fire from Federal Agencies, former employees and witnesses … Continue reading

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SeaWorld Obstructing Federal Safety Probe in Trainer Death?

SeaWorld’s ex-safety chief Linda Simons claims gross negligence led to the horrific drowning of orca trainer Dawn Brancheau by┬ákiller whale Tilikum in February. Amidst the probe into the attack, Ms Simons claims she was fired for cooperating with federal OSHA … Continue reading

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Could “Spare Air” Save Marine Park Trainers During Orca Attacks?

There has been a lot of chatter and rumor that SeaWorld is working on personal SCUBA air systems for its trainers, and is hoping that OSHA–if SeaWorld adopts this technology–will allow trainers to continue to work in the water with … Continue reading

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OSHA vs. SeaWorld: A Case Study Of DC In Action

This week, OSHA was on the verge of releasing its detailed investigation of SeaWorld and its practices following the February 24 death of trainer Dawn Branchea, who was pulled into the pool by SeaWorlds largest orca, Tilikum, and thrashed to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Orca Aware…

…a new blog for all things orca (and probably some other cetaceans as well). We’ll be posting lots of news, information, and links related to captive and wild orcas, some serious, some fun. Like this: There is lot’s more in … Continue reading

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